Painters Pole for Flash (DIY)

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Stephen Elms
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Painters Pole for Flash (DIY)
Apr 18, 2011

I decided to try a DIY lighting pole for use at weddings, etc. I found the idea on a photo site somewhere and thought what a great idea it was. I'm sure some of you have seen this rig before but just thought I'd share it for those who haven't...

Basically I bought a Shurline extendable pole ($25)

Then I ordered this doo-dad to attach to the end: ($20)

I put my umbrella swivel adaptor on top of that and I now have an extendable lighting pole that is very light, super practical and not super expensive!

I used it for the first time this weekend on a wedding shoot and loved the results. It's super easy for an assistant to operate and carry.

Here's a shot I grabbed off the net showing the setup. I used mine with both bare flash and an umbrella...

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